This way more better : stories and photos from Asia's back roads

by Karen J. Coates

Paperback, 2013




San Francisco, CA : ThingsAsian Press, c2013.


On her travels throughout Asia, Karen Coates meets local people, learning their stories and telling them with a precision and sensitivity that makes them fully-fleshed individuals, illuminating their landscapes with their presence. From an American doctor working beyond his limits in East Timor, to a group of Burmese journalists in exile using their slender resources to make a newspaper, to an Australian woman baking cakes in a Thai jungle, the voices are clear and the stories unforgetable as men and women open their lives to a gifted stranger. Whether you've been to the places Karen Coates takes you to in This Way More Better, or whether you only dream of going there, you will see these countries in a way that few visitors do, through the lives and stories of those who live in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond.… (more)



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